Image Collection

The Image Collection features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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The Old Walnut Tree

The caption reads: THE OLD WALNUT TREE.

The printed note reads: One of the prominent objects on the school grounds is the old Walnut Tree, which stands close to the Teachers' Quarters and is a silent sentinel of peculiar interest and beauty.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 37.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Farm House

The caption reads: THE FARM HOUSE.

The printed note reads: On the School farm of 109 acres is a very pretty, old-fashioned homestead. The arm has a beautiful, never failing spring, and good buildings, the barn being 120 x 72 feet and complete in every respect. The School also owns another farm of 157 acres and rents other land, so that in all it has about 300 acres. Dairying is a distinctive part of the farm work.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 53.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Laundry, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Laundry

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

World's Fair Exhibit

The caption reads: THE WORLD'S FAIR EXHIBIT.

The printed note reads: The exhibit of Carlisle School at the World's Fair compared avorably with the exhibits from other industrial schools of the country, and won for Carlisle diplomas from the Department of Liberal Arts and the Department of Agriculture. The School has also been awarded medals for exhibits made in Paris and Madrid, and other diplomas on less important occasions.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 38.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Skating on the Conodoguinet

The caption reads: SKATING ON THE CONEDOGWINET.

The printed note reads: Within a short distance of the School is the Conedogwinet Creek; in Summer a beautiful place for fishing and bathing, and in Winter, when the ice is good, a famous skating resort. The picture shows the Indian students and employees on the ice during holiday week.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 34.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The YMCA Building

The caption reads: THE Y. M. C. A.

The printed note reads: This Association, started in 1884 with a small membership, has now about 150 members, with a neat hall, 54 x 29 feet, comfortably furnished. It is in full membership in the state and national organizations, sending regular delegates and reports to their conventions.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 54.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Class of 1895

The caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1895, INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

Clark Greg, (Assinaboine.) David Turkey, (Seneca.) George Warren, (Chippewa.) Laura Long, (Wyandotte.) Wm. Hazlett, (Piegan.) Wm. Lufkins, (Chippewa.) Isaac Baird, (Oneida.) Lewis Williams, (Nez Perce.) Ida LaChapelle, (Chippewa.) Melissa Green, (Oneida.) George Suis, (Crow.) Alice Lambert, (Chippewa.) Chauncy Y. Robe, (Sioux.) Wm. Moore, (Sac & Fox.) Nettie Freemont, (Omaha.) James Van Wert, (Chippewa.) Antoine Donnell, (Chippewa.) Samuel Sixkiller, (Cherokee.) Susie McDougall, (Chippewa.) George Buck, (Sioux.)

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Campus at Evening, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Campus. Evening.

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Students Playing Basketball, c.1895

Students playing basketball in the school gymnasium. Students are in a circle.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Seventh Graduating Class in 1895

The caption reads: THE SEVENTH CLASS OF GRADUATES. 1895.

The printed note reads: Clark Gregg (Assinaboine). David Turkey (Seneca). George Warren (Chippewa). Laura Long (Wyandotte). Wm. Hazlett (Piegan). Wm. Lufkins (Chippewa). Issac Baird (Oneida). Lewis Williams (Nez Perce). Ida LaChapelle (Chippewa). Melissa Green (Oneida). George Suis (Crow). Alice Lambert (Chippewa). Chauncey Y. Robe (Sioux). Wm. Moore (Sac & Fox). Nettie Freemont (Omaha). James Van Wert (Chippewa). Antoine Donnell (Chippewa). Samuel Sixkiller (Cherokee). Susie McDougall (Chippewa). George Buck (Sioux).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 22.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Trade Workshops

The caption reads: THE WORKSHOPS.

The printed note reads: The old cavalry stables were remodeled as workshops, and serve the purpose well, being convenient, compact and roomy. Carlisle was the pioneer in Indian industrial education and has followed an original system of of its own - producing the clothing, shoes, etc., necessary for the students, and manufacturing wagons, harness and tinware for the Government. In all the shops as little machinery as possible is used, in order that each pupil may learn his trade in a way that will make him most skillful with his hands.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 39.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Susan Longstreth Literary Society

The caption reads: THE SUSAN LONGSTRETH LITERARY SOCIETY.

The printed note reads: This society, bearing the name of one of the first and most honored friends of the School, has existed for more than ten years.  Including, as it does, the best character and talent from some 300 girls, with a comfortable and tastefully decorated room for its meetings, it is an influence for good, mentally and morally, which cannot well be measured.  All the societies emulate each other in furnishing the School most pleasing entertainments.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 57.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Standard Debating Society, #2

The caption reads: THE STANDARD DEBATING SOCIETY.

The printed note reads: The Standards represent the oldest Literary Society of the School and have had under various names twelve years of life. From a very crude beginning, through much coaching and fostering, its members have developed a society of debaters in which live questions of national and international policy, as well as grave ethical questions, are discussed, much to the benefit of the students and the School.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 55.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Girls Industrial Room, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Girls Industrial Room.

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carpenter Shop

The caption reads: THE CARPENTER SHOP.

The printed note reads: One of the most useful and popular trades taught is that of carpentering. The Master Carpenter with his Indian boys is able to undertake any job of building required at the School.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 40.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Football Team

The caption reads: THE FOOT BALL TEAM has played games with the teams of the Naval Academy, Lehigh University, Bucknell, Dickinson and other colleges, with credit to themselves both for their playing and gentlemanly conduct.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 33.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Invincible Society

The caption reads: THE INVINCIBLE SOCIETY.

The printed note reads: This society is an offshoot of the Standard and airly equals the parent society in equals the parent society in all departments of literary work, and is distinguished as the musical society.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 56.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Dining Hall, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: The Dining Hall

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle School Grounds, #2, c.1895

Carlisle School grounds with a view of the Chapel.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Guard House, #2

The caption reads: THE GUARD HOUSE.

The printed note reads: At the entrance gate stands the old Guard House, which is one of the historic buildings of Pennsylvania. It was built by the Hessian soldiers whom Washington captured at the battle of Trenton, in 1776, and sent to this place as prisoners of war. The School follows a system of military guard duty, and the Guard House is used as the headquarters for the sentinels.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 23.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Room Interior

The caption reads: A SCHOOL ROOM INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: This picture gives a partial view of school room No. 12, occupied by the Senior Class. The school rooms are 28 x 30 x 13 feet, well lighted and ventilated, fitted with single desks and slate blackboards, and aggregate accommodations for 700 pupils.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 11.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Shoe Shop

The caption reads: THE SHOE SHOP.

The printed note reads: makes all the shoes used by the pupils except such as are bought from their own unds and kept for Sunday best. Since the beginning of the School not a pair of shoes or boots has been sent off the premises to be repaired.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 41.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Entrance Avenue

The caption reads: ENTRANCE AVENUE.

The printed note reads: The School adjoins the borough of Carlisle on the northeast, and is reached by a public road leading into this avenue on the School grounds.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 5.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Assembly Hall and Chapel

The caption reads: THE ASSEMBLY HALL AND CHAPEL.

The printed note reads: is in the central part of the School building. It is light and airy and seats 800 persons.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 59.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Gymnasium, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Gymnasium at Play

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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